Mon Sep 30
Fiction Affliction: October Releases in Fantasy
Two Serpents Rise (Excerpt)
Advanced Readings in D&D: Fred Saberhagen
Paul Pope’s Battling Boy is both Comic Book Mythology and the Mythology of Comic Books.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Rewatch: Delusions of Grandeur? Not!
The Carpet People (Excerpt)
Can We Stop Sorting Ourselves Into Hogwarts Houses?
A Read of the Dark Tower: Constant Reader Tackles Song of Susannah, 12th Stanza, “Jake and Callahan,” Sections 10-18
The Dominoes Start to Fall in The Legend of Korra: “Civil Wars: Part Two”
Orphan Black Rewatch: “Variation Under Nature”
Twilight of the Gods: Antigoddess by Kendare Blake
Morning Roundup: The Perfect Silence We Exist Within
Sun Sep 29
British Genre Fiction Hitlist: Early October New Releases
Sat Sep 28
Saturday Morning Cartoons: “When the Day Breaks” and “The Story of One-eyed Ophelia Jackson”
Charlie Jane Anders’ “Six Months, Three Days” Coming to NBC
Fri Sep 27
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: “Crossover”
Seeking a Boyfriend For the End of the World: Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts
What is Calamity? Figuring Out Steelheart’s Big Secret
Is There a Correlation Between Banning Books and Bad Science?
Labeling Kurt Vonnegut: From Science Fiction Writer to Pornographer
Classic Doctor Who: The Third Doctor’s Essential Episodes
Make Way Commissioner GordonJohn Constantine Wants A TV Show Too
Exactly What Happened in A Wrinkle in Time
Magic Is a Little Bit Alive: How the World Became Quiet by Rachel Swirsky
Morning Roundup: This’ll Be the Cutest Season of American Horror Story Ever
Thu Sep 26
A Bumpy Road to Princess Training: The Castle of Llyr
Gaming Roundup: Do Game Ratings Work?
The Chronicles of Amber Reread: Knight of Shadows
MIT and Harvard Just Made a Real Lightsaber. So That’s Done.
Twilight Lite: My Totally Awkward Supernatural Crush by Laura Toffler-Corrie
This Geeky Crayon Sculpture Art Will Blow Your Mind
Unveiling the Cover to Jo Walton’s New Novel My Real Children
Albus Dumbledore Didn’t Come Out at the Right Time (According to Everyone)
A Read of Ice and Fire: A Storm of Swords, Part 45
The Way of Kings Reread: Chapter 33
Steampunk Circus Fables and the Cover to Laura Lam’s Shadowplay
You are Guy Montag: Ray Bradbury’s #1 Censorship Concern
The Accidental Freedom Fighting Tourist: Rebel Dawn
Stephen King: An Unlikely Lifeline In Turbulent Waters
Getting Stoned: Gargoyles, Golems, and Why Petrification Magic Is Awesome
Old Dead Futures
Morning Roundup: Batman Will Help You Finish Your Novel!
Wed Sep 25
Original Sin: The Complex Irony of Frankenstein and Its Impact
See a Little Bit More of the Formics in New Ender’s Game TV Spot
Oh You Masters of War: The Red: First Light by Linda Nagata
The Red: First Light (Excerpt)
Farscape Rewatch: “Natural Election”
When the Portal to a Fantasy World Never Opens: Bridge to Terabithia
Science Fiction’s Greatest Movie Villains: Psychopathic or Not? (Part Two)
Rereading Joe Abercrombie’s First Law Trilogy, The Blade Itself: “An Offer and a Gift”
A Map of Comic Book Burnings Across the U.S.
Seven Kingdoms and Beyond: World-Building in Game of Thrones
Oh Brave New World, That Has Such Nerds In It. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Pilot”
The Outliers: A Tribute to Writers Who Refuse To Stay Silent
Fox to Air Batman-Universe Gotham TV Series Focused on Detective Gordon
The Great Stephen King Reread: It
Fireworks in the Rain
Morning Roundup: Someone Get Nimoy a Matching Bowler!
The Littlest Lannister and the Future of the Booker
Tue Sep 24
Land Management and Romance: The Unknown Ajax
The Casebook of Newbury and Hobbes (Excerpt)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: “The Wire”
Alternative Relationships in YA: Inheritance by Malinda Lo
The Religious Controversy Surrounding Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials
Let’s Turn the Empire State Building Blue for Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary!
The Wheel of Time Reread: A Memory of Light, Part 30
Science Fiction’s Greatest Movie Villains: Psychopathic or Not? (Part One)
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Being a Banned Book
Sleeps With Monsters: BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS
Considering Steelheart: Is This Brandon Sanderson’s “Blockbuster” Year?
It Was A Day
Morning Roundup: George R. R. Martin Kidnapped By Zeppelin-Hoarding Robber Baron
Mon Sep 23
Yelling at Lois Lane Gave Christian Bale His “Batman Voice”
Prodigal Son (Excerpt)
Advanced Readings in D&D: John Bellairs
If Plato Were Alive Today, Would He Try to Ban Harry Potter?
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Rewatch: Marriage, Circus Folk Style
Brother Against Brother in The Legend of Korra: “Civil Wars: Part One”
The Careful Leveraging of Fear: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
A Read of the Dark Tower: Constant Reader Tackles Song of Susannah, 12th Stanza, “Jake and Callahan,” Sections 1-9
Orwell and the Librarian, a Love Story
Orphan Black Rewatch: “Instinct”
Reflections of a Repentant Book Burner
Morning Roundup: Bat Bowties are Cool
Sat Sep 21
Embodying Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson In Person and In Paint
Saturday Morning Cartoons: “One Rat Short” and “Tyger”
Fri Sep 20
Ghosts Know (Excerpt)
Malazan Reread of the Fallen: Stonewielder, Chapter One
Sliding Into Romance: When the World Was Flat (and We Were in Love) by Ingrid Jonach
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: “The Maquis, Part II”
Gaming Roundup: In Which The Cancelled Turok 2 Leaves Us Pining for New Dinosaur Games
The Iron Wolves (Excerpt)
In Which Sesame Street Posits Peter Dinklage as Our New God
The Elric Reread: The Revenge of the Rose
Our Final Invention (Excerpt)
Classic Doctor Who: The Second Doctor’s Essential Episodes
Ancient Rome and the Destruction of Carthage: The Stuff That Dreams Are Made On
A Few Thoughts on Other Cultures and Diversity in SFF
Morning Roundup Has Found the Replacement for the Hamburger Phone
Thu Sep 19
The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two (Excerpt)
“Different stars. Different sky.” Elizabeth Bear’s Book of Iron
Book of Iron (Excerpt)
The Chronicles of Amber Reread: Sign of Chaos
A Continued Question of Heroism: The Black Cauldron
The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Steven Brust and Skyler White
A Letter to Robert Jordan from Brandon Sanderson
The Way of Kings Reread: Chapters 31 and 32
Geena Davis Fires Arrows into Watermelons, Beetlejuice, Paparazzi, Our Hearts
The Future is Here and it Doesn’t Need You: Top Ten Movies About Killer Artificial Intelligence
How to Make Friends and Land a Wookiee Life Debt. Star Wars: The Hutt Gambit
Bad Tomorrows: Two Varieties of Dystopian Sci-Fi
Morning Roundup Presents the Coin of Omens!
Wed Sep 18
Magical Mystery Girl: Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst
If You Want to Soar With the Eagles, You Have to Learn to Fly Like Gandalf
The Cusanus Game (Excerpt)
Farscape Rewatch: “Promises”
It Is Our Discontent That Drives Us: The Incrementalists
Singularity&Co is Turning One Year Old! Let’s Party!
Rereading Joe Abercrombie’s First Law Trilogy, The Blade Itself: “On the List”
Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam is The Hunger Games for Grown-Ups
Malazan Reread of the Fallen: Stonewielder, Prologue
The Great Stephen King Reread: Skeleton Crew
There Will Be A Quiz: The Importance of Research in Steelheart
Is the Capitol Couture Clothing Line Sending the Wrong Message to Hunger Games Fans?
Thief of War
Morning Roundup: Medieval Batman Better Watch Out For “The Jester”
The Booker Rules
Tue Sep 17
Adventure and Mayhem with Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: “The Maquis, Part I”
The Deaths of Tao (Excerpt)
Drowsy, Dreamy, Sleepy Hollow
Under the Dome: “Curtains”
The Words Are Hide and Seek: The One-Eyed Man by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
The Wheel of Time Reread: A Memory of Light, Part 29
If Darth Vader Spoke Like Anakin Skywalker…
Join L.E. Modesitt on Tour for The One-Eyed Man!
Cover reveal for Patricia Briggs’ Night Broken
Short Fiction Spotlight: Wilde Stories 2013, edited by Steve Berman
Sleeps With Monsters: Vous qui savez: Elizabeth Wein
A Nerd is a Geek is a Nerd is a Geek
Dave McKean’s Illustrations for Neil Gaiman’s Smoke and Mirrors
The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland—For a Little While
Morning Roundup: Release the Adorable Kraken!
Mon Sep 16
Breaking Bad’s Mike Ehrmantraut Reads Fairy Tales
Moral Ambiguity in Percy Jackson and the Olympians
The Delphi Room (Excerpt)
Advanced Readings in D&D: Lin Carter
Fairy Tale Comics: “Baba Yaga”
Orphan Black Rewatch: “Natural Selection”
The Walking Dead Will Get a Spin-Off Show. What Should It Be About?
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Rewatch: “So they’re like really mean tribbles?”
From Zima to the Deep Web: Thomas Pynchon’s Bleeding Edge
The Black Company Reread: She is the Darkness
Gene Luen Yang’s Boxers & Saints is a National Book Award Finalist!
A Read of the Dark Tower: Constant Reader Tackles Song of Susannah, 11th Stanza, “The Writer”
Korra’s Back! The Legend of Korra: “Rebel Spirit” and “The Southern Lights”
DC and Harley Quinn Writer Respond to Artist Contest Controversy
Slayers: Friends and Traitors (Excerpt)
Morning Roundup: We Always Knew Hagrid Was an Artist!
Sun Sep 15
British Genre Fiction Hitlist: Late September New Releases
Sat Sep 14
Saturday Morning Cartoons: “Balance” and “Space Alone”
Fri Sep 13
Disney Princesses Firebend Now, and There’s Nothing You Can Do About It
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: “Blood Oath”
Julianne Moore Cast in Next Hunger Games Films
Glitter and Mayhem (Excerpt)
Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey: All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
Indiana Jones is Not James Bond
Geeking Out in a Vacuum: Life Before Fandom
Mutant Noir and the Unappreciated Brilliance of Peter David’s X-Factor
Classic Doctor Who: The First Doctor’s Essential Episodes
Morning Roundup: We Assume Wally West is the Delivery Boy?
Thu Sep 12
An Ode to the Old Ways: Saxon’s Bane by Geoffrey Gudgion
Emerald Green (Excerpt)
Gaming Roundup: The Most Expensive Game Ever Made Nears Launch
The Chronicles of Amber Reread: Blood of Amber
Can we all agree that every musical would be better with lightsabers? Especially Les Misérables?
The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe: Lucy Corin
A Read of Ice and Fire: A Storm of Swords, Part 44
The Way of Kings Reread: Chapter 30
“The Forever Endeavor” (Excerpt)
J.K. Rowling to Make Screenwriting Debut in Film Series That Takes Place in the Potter Universe
You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two, Boy. Star Wars: The Paradise Snare
That Was the Worst: Tor.com’s 2013 Summer Sci-Fi Movie Roundup
Morning Roundup Might be Falling for Batman Again
Wed Sep 11
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: “Profit and Loss”
Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard (Excerpt)
The Dreamlands: Playing in H.P. Lovecraft’s Sandbox
Farscape Rewatch: “Lava’s A Many Splendored Thing”
Check Out This Fake Trailer for Monty Python and the Holy Grail!
Rereading Joe Abercrombie’s First Law Trilogy, The Blade Itself: “First of the Magi” and “The Good Man”
The Lady Astronaut of Mars
The Final Legend of Korra: Book 2 Trailer is Here!
Check Out Escape From Tomorrow, the “Ultimate Guerilla Film” That Was Shot Secretly at Disneyland
A Scary Good Prequel: How Pixar Nailed Monsters University
New Jurassic Park Movie Will Be Called Jurassic World. No, It Will Not Take Place On A Dinosaur Planet.
5 Times the Villain Won and We All Had Fun
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay: Worldbuilding Done Right
A Rumor of Angels
Morning Roundup: We Think She Wants You to Live with Her Forever
Diversity in SFF
Vertigo Releases Sandman: Overture #2 Cover
Tue Sep 10
When Beauty Does Not Transform the Beast: Venetia
Sweet Summer Child, Halloween is Coming. Why Not Go as George R.R. Martin?
Was Doctor Who’s Season Two Supposed to Be Like That?
Little Brother Chosen for San Francisco’s “One City One Book” Campaign!
Another One of Dad’s Stories: Neil Gaiman’s Fortunately, the Milk
Under the Dome: “Exigent Circumstances”
Daniel Radcliffe Flaunts American Brogue in Horns Clip
The Wheel of Time Reread: A Memory of Light, Part 28
Classic Doctors Protest Their Exclusion from Doctor Who 50th. Sure.
Short Fiction Spotlight: Casting Shadows
Sleeps With Monsters: Beth Bernobich Answers Seven Questions.
Why I’m Apprehensive About Marvel’s The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron
The Death of Me
Morning Roundup: So Where’s the Bouncy Castle Filled with Tribbles?
Mon Sep 9
Addicted to Goblin Fruit: Seanan McGuire’s Chimes at Midnight
One Crow Alone (Excerpt)
Should Marvel Just Make A Loki Movie Already?
Advanced Readings in D&D: Jack Williamson
Introducing the Orphan Black Rewatch
Get Picard in a Sidecar, and Get on the Road!
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Rewatch: “We do not joke about eating people in this house!”
Get a Free Digital Issue of The New York Review of Science Fiction!
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: “Playing God”
A Read of the Dark Tower: Constant Reader Tackles Song of Susannah, 10th Stanza, “Susannah-Mio, Divided Girl of Mine,” Sections 10-19
Riddick’s Rebirth is Rather Messy
The Strange Case of Walter White and Mr. Heisenberg
Morning Roundup: Deadpool’s Common Sense Should be Tingling Right About Now
Sat Sep 7
The Alien Chestburster Screen Test, 30 Years Later
Fri Sep 6
Saturday Morning Cartoons: “Doll Face” and “One Self: Fish Girl”
Heads Up, Game of Thrones Fans, it’s Sexy Hound Porridge!
King of Chaos (Excerpt)
“Nothing quite clarifies your thoughts like thinking you’re about to die.” Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice
Bob Orci Blows Up At Star Trek Fans For Not Adoring Into Darkness
Join P.J. Hoover on her Solstice Tour!
Does the End of Red Dead Redemption Underscore How Fractured Game Narratives Are?
Want to Be A DC Artist? Just Draw Harley Quinn Naked, Committing Suicide
The Elric Reread: The Sleeping Sorceress
Open Your Heart to the First Trailer for RoboCop
Gaming Roundup: Pax Prime 2013 Edition
A.C. Crispin, 1950-2013
Batwoman’s Lesbian Marriage Problem
So You Want to Be a Book Collector…
Power Corrupts: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
Morning Roundup: Xenomophs in a Bamboo Grove